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Esteem power

I was 'let go' at 52 from a position as an associate with a firm of consulting engineers in 1995.

Literally hundreds of applications learned society this is not within their remit. However they see no conflict of integrity in recommending to government to classify civil engineering as an area of skills shortage. The Home Office now is set to make it easier for the employment of non EU engineers (NCE 7 March).

Clearly the ICE is meddling with the supply of engineers against the best interests of the majority of its membership. It has taken a long time since the abolition of scale fees for the marketplace to turn in favour of the employee.

Now that it has, the ICE has immediately begun to manipulate the market on behalf of employers and an employment agency whose sole motivation is to boost turnover in it's South African office.

David Costello, Brown & Root, Benghazi, Libya

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